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Sheriff's Detectives Joe Swenson, left, and Scott Gilberti investigate the scene after the body of a former Gypsy Jokers motorcycle club member was found in a field off Northeast 179th Street on July 1, 2015. Two members of the club were convicted in federal court this week on charges related to the murder.

Mixed verdict in killing of man whose body was found in Clark County field

A federal jury on Tuesday returned a mixed verdict for three Gypsy Joker Motorcycle Club members on trial in the 2015 torture killing of a former member whose body was…
Clark County News
First-term state Rep. Vicki Kraft makes her case for re-election to The Columbian’s Editorial Board on Monday.

State Rep. Vicki Kraft announces run for 3rd Congressional District

State Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, announced Tuesday that she is running for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District — adding to the number of Republican candidates for the seat.
Clark County News
A rendering for Block One shows the proposed 10-story office building. Plans for Blocks One and Two of the Port of Vancouver's Terminal One show an office building and four residential towers along the city's waterfront.

Offices, apartments eyed for Terminal 1 at Port of Vancouver

Initial plans released for the Port of Vancouver’s Blocks One and Two along the city’s waterfront show the areas may soon be home to a 10-story office building and four…
Business
Eisenhower Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lisa Nazareno leads students as they practice their letters and numbers  (Photos by Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Clark County school districts dip into federal funds to offset pandemic costs

Clark County’s three largest school districts received the third batch of federal relief money to alleviate financial and staffing pressure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schools

Clark County

Ruth Cunningham helps assemble more than 1,000 gift bags at CDM Caregiving Services on Tuesday afternoon. The bags will be distributed to Clark County caregivers at the second annual Caregiver Christmas on Dec. 7.

Vancouver nonprofit, others assemble more than 1,000 gift bags for local caregivers

All day Tuesday, volunteers filled the assembly room at CDM Caregiving Services in Vancouver. Holiday music filled the room as they filled bags with gifts…

Business

Vancouver-based Conway Construction won a contract for over $13 million from the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. Conway will restore a section of the paved Historic Columbia River Highway in the Columbia River Gorge.

Vancouver-based Conway Construction to restore section of historic highway

Vancouver-based Conway Construction won a contract from the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration for over $13 million to restore some of the last unfinished…

Northwest

FILE - Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a cooler before being thawed at a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site in the Bronx borough of New York on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. On Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, Pfizer asked U.S. regulators to allow boosters of its COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 18 or older, a step that comes amid concern about increased spread of the coronavirus with holiday travel and gatherings.

Washington health officials urge not to wait for ‘perfect booster’ as Omicron threat looms

As state Department of Health officials were giving their regular COVID briefing on Wednesday, news broke that the first case of the Omicron variant had…

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Washington State guard Michael Flowers (12) drives past Arizona State forward Jalen Graham during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz.

Washington State beats Arizona State 51-29 to open Pac-12

Noah Williams scored 14 points and Washington State overcame an ugly first half to open Pac-12 play with a 51-29 win over Arizona State on…

Politics

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., left, talks to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., during a news conference to discuss the "INVEST in America Act," a five-year surface transportation bill, which directs federal investments in roads, bridges, transit, and rail, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

Longtime Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio won’t seek reelection

Rep. Peter DeFazio, the longest serving U.S. House member in Oregon’s history and a staunch advocate for environmental issues, said Wednesday he is retiring and…

Editor's Choice

In this photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office is the exterior of a workshop owned by Bradley Woolard, 42, who ran a significant fentanyl pill-pressing operation from the property in Arlington, Wash., on Aug. 16, 2018. Authorities said Woolard and his right-hand man, Anthony Pelayo, 35, of Marysville, Wash., had ordered enough supplies to make 2.5 million make around 2.5 million fentanyl-laced pills before they got caught in 2018. Woolard was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. Pelayo was sentenced to 15 years on Nov. 23, 2021. (Martin Weinbaum/Snohomish County Sheriff's/U.S.

Feds: Backyard fentanyl operation in Washington could have made 2.5M pills

In the floorboards below the bathroom sink, $20,000. In the insulation behind a water heater, $100,000. In a hole below the dishwasher, $200,000.

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People queue for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations in the Wizink Center in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Health authorities in the Spanish capital have confirmed a second case of the omicron coronavirus variant in a 61-year-old woman who had returned from a trip to South Africa on Monday.

Omicron keeps world jittery as more information drips out

The omicron variant kept a jittery world off-kilter Wednesday as Japan further tightened travel restrictions, infections linked to the new version of the coronavirus popped…

Life

A male European green crab (Courtesy of Washington Sea Grant)

Lummi Nation declares disaster after invasive crab arrives

The Lummi Indian Business Council has passed a resolution declaring a disaster after more than 70,000 European green crab — an invasive species — were…

Nation / World

FILE - In this June 25, 2021 file photo, rescue personnel work at the remains of the Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Fla. A summer trial is likely for lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages from the collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium that killed 98 people, a judge said Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.

Summer lawsuit trial seen in deadly Florida condo collapse

A summer trial is likely for lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages from the collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium that killed 98 people,…

Your Vote: A guide to voting in Washington

Your Vote: A guide to voting in Washington

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Editorial cartoons for week of Nov. 29

In Our View: Condit Dam a lesson in nature’s reinvention

Crisp: Vigilantism breaks even

Letter: Cut down on plastic waste

Letter: Newcomer is revenge candidate

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